Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Pongal with special Sweet Pongal

Pongal is a very important function for tamilians.We decorate the vessel by tieing turmeric around it and keep kumkum on it. We make sweet pongal in milk this day.It tastes too good.This year Pongal came out so tasty and it was so nice.


Milk---------------3 cups
Water--------------1 cup
Rice---------------1 cup
Jaggery------------3 1/2 cup
Ghee---------------2 spoons

Heat the milk and let it boil well.When it boils and the level raises we scream "Pongalo Pongal"
Now add the rice.Wash the rice before you add to the milk.
Now add the water and keep on stirring.
The rice should cook well in milk.
The taste of milk increases the taste to the pongal.
It will take nearly 20 to 30 min for the rice to get cooked.
Once the rice is cooked,add the jaggery to it and reduce the heat.
At this point we got to be so careful,we should keep on stirring or else the bottom of the vessel will be burnt.
Add the ghee and keep on stirring.
When it is mixed totally remove from heat and add the cashews and raisins.

Pongal is ready.Normally we don't add milk but only on this occasion,we cook the rice in milk.I can see you all craving after reading.Make it once and enjoy :)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Bogi with MilkPayasam

Pongal is a very grand function in Tamil Nadu.We celebrate this for 3 days.The first day is Bogi.we have to throw out all the bad thoughts and bring in the good thoughts.
Pongal is the thanksgiving day to Lord surya and all the other nature calamities that helps us in our day today life.The third day is kannum pongal,the day we meet all our friends and relatives.I made PalPayasam on Bogi.We make Dhal vada and payasam on Bogi.
Here is the recipe for pal payasam.


Rice------------1/2 cup
Milk------------2 cups
Sugar-----------1 1/2 cup
Condensed milk--1 spoon
Cashew----------2 spoons
Raisins---------1 spoon

Grind the rice to small grains.
Pour 1 cup of water and add the rice and cook well.pour the milk along with water and let the rice cook well.It should almost be smashed.
Now add the sugar and condensed milk and stir it well.
After it boils and when the rice and milk is mixed well
Add the fried cashews and raisins.

Now the Pal Payasam is ready.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


This is my friend Padmapriya's favorite dish.She is the one who taught me this dish.I made this when my brother-in-law's were here.They really liked it.Here you go

Dosa Batter------------4 cups
Green chilies----------2
Cumin seeds------------2 spoons
salt-------------------1 spoon

Mix the cumin seeds,chopped green chilies ,salt to the dosa batter and mix it well.
Now heat the appakara and pour little oil in all the holes.
Pour the batter and wait for some time.Then turn and allow it to cook.
Now the paniyaram is ready to eat.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year with Bisibela Bath

Hi Friends!HAPPY NEW YEAR!!.Let this year bring all the happiness and wealth to all of us.
It is obviously been a long time i blogged and today being the first day of a new year i decided to blog ,hopefully regularly and here comes my husband's favorite Bisibela Bath.

Rice------------1 1/2 cup
Toor Dhal------- 1/2 cup
Beans carrot----1 cup
Peas------------1/2 cup
Sambhar Onion---1 cup
Okra------------1 cup

For Masala
Coriander Seeds------2 spoon
Red Chili------------6
Fenugreek------------1/4 spoon
Coconut--------------1 cup
Tamarind--------------one lemon sized ball.

For Seasoning:
Cumin Seeds----------1/2 spoon
Mustard--------------1/2 spoon


Cook the dhal and rice.
Heat oil in the kadai and fry all the ingredients for masala.Add coconut last because it need not be deep fried.
Take another big vast vessel and pour little oil and after the oil is heated add the seasoning.Add the onion and then add all the vegetables and fry it for some time.
Then add the tamarind water along with little salt,turmeric powder and little asafoetida.
Allow it to boil for some time.Mean while grind all the fried masala ingredients.
Add it to the tamarind water and allow it to cook for some time.
When it is almost cooked add the cooked dhal to it and allow it to boil for sometime.
Switch off the stove and mix the rice with the sambhar.Add 2 spoons ghee and 1 spoon ginger oil and mix it thoroughly.

Tada! Bisibela Bath is ready.
It tastes good with raitha and chips.
This is so easy and really a very delicious dish!!

Again friends,I wish you all a very happy 2009!!May God bless us all!!